Alibaba Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:BABA)

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The Alibaba cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. The profit-loss statement shows Alibaba profits, the balance sheet shows Alibaba debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Alibaba purchased $12.87B worth of BABA shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Alibaba stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Alibaba had an inflow of $2.17B from operating activities, $16.57B spend due to financing activities, and $1.98B gain due to investing activities for 2016. View details of Alibaba cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Alibaba Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow1.04B712M267M150M136.24M--
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities1.21B299M-723M503M280M--
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-------
Other Adjustments Net-4.49B1.72B936M284M305.68M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-843M-769M-530M-120M-117.13M--
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires526M-1.86B-125M81M-33.04M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-5.6B-5.71B-4.46B307M682.93M--
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-723M-290M-208M-180M-552.32M--
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.96B9.91B-517M-2.06B30.85M--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities96M3.04B864M4.02B---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings288M1.17B1.2B313M18.94M--
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions--17M-34M-16M---
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Alibaba Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash72M-18M-15M-13M-8.45M--
Alibaba Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year16.78B5.33B4.9B2.71B1.14B--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End16.57B17.45B5.33B4.89B2.64B--
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Alibaba stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Alibaba stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Alibaba had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-213M for the latest year 2016. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the Alibaba stock price , albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Alibaba reported a positive operating cash flow of $8.82B for 2016 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-6.64B for BABA stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Alibaba spent $16.57B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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